2018 Benguela Cove Collage

Retail
£17.50
Member
£14.00
Case
£105.00
Case (Member)
£84.00
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot
Merlot
Malbec
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14.06%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Awards

Title
Silver | Outstanding
Year
2020
Event
Veritas Wine Awards
Title
4 Stars
Year
2020
Event
Platter's Wine Guide
Title
92 Points
Year
2020
Event
Medal of Excellence | South African Special Report Tim Atkin, MW
Description

The initial masculinity of this wine is tempered with vivid notes of violets, delivering a classic, multi-faceted blend. Rich aromas of plum, marzipan and liquorice are wrapped in cool nuances of cigar leaves, cedar and dried herbs. Well knitted tannins are trailed with vivacious fruits, leaving you wanting more.

Winemaking Notes

Bunches were hand-picked and berry sorted. Varietals and vineyard blocks were vinified and matured separately to ensure that each component reached its optimal potential. Each component was tasted individually, only the best used to make a blend that combines the unique attributes of each cultivar.
Maturation: 18 months | Oak: 45% new French oak | Production: 26 barrels

Growing Conditions

Walker Bay is synonymous with quality. Nudged by the Bot River lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures that drop even more at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity, ushering the development of delicate fruit notes, fine tannin structure and a bright acidity. Tapping into the diversity of slopes, soil types, row direction, cultivars and clones, the potential of these vineyards are set up to become a perfect snapshot of a vintage.
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Slope: south east and south west facing vineyards | Soil: predominantly weathered shale and iron laterites, high calcium content

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